Vancouver’s Teetering and Twisting Skyscraper

Vancouver House is a 490-foot skyscraper apartment complex that rests on a narrow triangular base, expanding and twisting as it rises. Designed by Bjarke Ingels Group and managed by real estate developer Westbank, the seemingly precarious building was born from a series of zoning restrictions. It couldn’t be too close to the street, had to be 30 meters away from Granville Bridge and it can’t …

CES 2023: BMW’s i Vision Dee Layers Futuristic Tech onto a Retro Form

A glimpse at the brand's precise but friendly future design language

With the intention of creating a stronger emotional connection between a driver and their vehicle, BMW‘s i Vision Dee—unveiled at CES 2023 last week—proposes a direction that has retro-future charm akin to Knight Rider‘s KITT and Herbie the Love Bug, both of which graced the stage of BMW’s press conference. While many see a tech-forward future as potentially clinical and isolating, the electric-powered i Vision …

Test Drive: 2023 Cadillac CT4-V Blackwing

An apt farewell to the carmaker's gasoline-fueled performance era

Cadillac‘s new twin-turbocharged six-cylinder CT4-V Blackwing represents the pinnacle of GM’s 11 decades of car-making. The sports-sedan easily reaches 60mph in 3.9 seconds, which, measured against other petroleum powered cars, is quite impressive. It’s equally impressive that a car this fast can also be so placid and enjoyable to drive. That said, there’s no doubt that the clock is ticking for internal combustion engines for …